The latest product news, bike news and what’s happening in the world of trails and events.

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Are softail mountain bikes making a comeback?

Softail mountain bikes last excited this magazine some two decades ago with their smooth rides, but now the flexible hardtail is making something of a comeback. In May, BMC launched…

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Remembering Fabien Barel’s 20 years in racing

The final race of the 2015 Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure marks the final race of Fabien Barel’s competitive mountain biking career. Fabien announced his retirement at the previous round…

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Five must-watch mountain biking films

Here are a handful of the most exciting and influential films in mountain bike history Won’t Back Down: The Steve Peat Story Not all mountain bike films are American, and…

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Is more travel better?

Does lots of suspension mean lots of fun, or is a short-travel bike the ultimate grin-grower? Big is beautiful (Danny Milner, MBR Deputy Editor) No one needs a 2.5-ton behemoth…

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Four trails to explore by train

Don’t have a car? No problem! You can still get to some top-notch singletrack by train. The railway code Manage your expectations to enjoy your trip… 1. Rule number one: Always…